View Full Version : Instrumental Jazz Music

04-20-2004, 06:39 PM
HI, I'm looking for some interesting, somewhat different, maybe even experimental jazz music that is instrumental.
I know that sounds specific, but it doesn't have to be that specific. Give me some suggestions, thanks!

04-20-2004, 07:25 PM
Check out Yesterday's New Quintet.

The newest album (I'm not even sure if it's officially released yet) is called Stevie. The first one is real good too.

04-20-2004, 07:27 PM
The Bad Plus - These are the vistas

04-20-2004, 07:37 PM
Brand X - Unorthidox Behaviour
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire
Return to Forever - anything after 1974
Weather Report - first few albums

04-20-2004, 08:15 PM
Chicago Underground Orchestra
Chicago Underground Quartet
Chicago Underground Trio
Chicago Underground Duo
Isotope 217

if you want more modern stuff.

04-20-2004, 09:24 PM

e.s.t. - i like it anyway

galactic - excellent live and the cd is good too

04-21-2004, 02:17 AM

Bedroom Eye
04-21-2004, 06:46 AM
Ornette Coleman?

SG Boi
04-21-2004, 07:11 AM
here are some of my non-Miles/Coltrane favorites

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Pharoah Sanders - Black Unity

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Oliver Nelson - Blues and the Abstract Truth

SG Boi
04-21-2004, 07:15 AM
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04-21-2004, 01:48 PM
Oooh, I really have to agree with SG Boi in mentioning Sun Ra. I heard Yo La Tengo cover his "Nuclear War" in Toronto last year, and subsequently bought some of his stuff. . . It's incredible. Check out the song Brainville from "Sun Song".

04-21-2004, 02:32 PM
Was it Sun Ra who used to play his solo bit, then leave his band playing to go and catch another band playing across the street for a while?

Bedroom Eye
04-22-2004, 08:15 AM
What other jazz do you guys listen to?

04-22-2004, 11:37 AM
lots of miles davis, especially his stuff with the second quintet like nefertiti and miles smiles

coltrane of course, and i'm just starting to get into his free jazz stuff like the ascension and interstellar space

i'm a big fan of eric dolphy's out to lunch and also have him doing an ellington suite with chico hamilton

ornette coleman is great, especially the shape of jazz to come, also live in stockholm

albert ayler is really starting to interest me, his tones are incredible

dewey redman is a very underrpraised saxophonist -- i have a cd of his called momentum space where he plays with elvin jones and cecil taylor, but another one of his older cds i like even more called tarik

i just picked up cecil taylor's unit structures but have yet to get all the way through it -- very dense stuff

i love thelonius monk, although i have one album -- monk's dream, which is awesome

bill evans and keith jarret have some nice solo work, especially jarret's standards

Bedroom Eye
04-22-2004, 02:25 PM
You guys should all definately check out Wes Montgomery. Smokin' at the Half Note would probably be the best choice. greymedallia, since you like the second Davis quintet, you should check out Wayne Shorter's new album, its good stuff. Also, I think Michael Brecker is pretty amazing if you like sax players. And of course Sonny Rollins seems to undeservingly be overlooked sometimes when people just scratch the surface of jazz.

I've been really trying to expand my jazz horizons lately by listening to lots of different people. I'm a jazz guitar major at school and all the listening is really helping me with my playing.

04-22-2004, 02:28 PM
Miles Davis- Bitches Brew. Mmmm tasty.

04-23-2004, 07:01 AM


04-23-2004, 07:34 AM
St Germaine?